Jack White can now add another impressive title to his resume which already includes frontman of The White Stripes/Raconteurs, a successful solo career, his own record label, and more! So what's next? Well, as of today he's also officially a doctor!
Yes, it's been announced that White is one of three people set to receive an honorary doctorate from Wayne State University. He's even attending the school's graduation ceremony in his hometown of Detroit to accept "an honorary doctor of humane letters degree for his dedication to Detroit and significant contributions to the arts as one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past two decades.”
A press release reads:
“On Friday, May 3, during the 9 a.m. ceremony, White will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree for his dedication to Detroit and significant contributions to the arts as one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past two decades.
Born and raised in southwest Detroit, White graduated from Cass Technical High School, worked as an upholsterer and played in underground bands before founding The White Stripes, a garage rock duo that revolutionized music. White has won 12 Grammy Awards, and all three of his solo albums have reached number one on Billboard charts. Rolling Stonerecognized him as one of ‘The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.’ He has collaborated with Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and Beyoncé, to name a few.”
Big congrats to Dr. White!